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Feb. 6th, 2016

broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Unaccepted" by xparrot (Teen And Up Audiences)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Kanaan
Pairings: potentially John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan/Kanaan
Categories: labeled as gen though has slashy overtones (quoting the author: "I'll argue that it's about as honestly gen as the episode itself is, which is, um, not very?"
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: xparrot
Author's Website: X never marks the spot
Link: Unaccepted by xparrot (with additional link to podfic) or at sga_flashfic


Summary by the author: Sometime it's frightening, how easily these people from Earth face down nightmares and conquer them.

Why This Must Be Read:
This is a tag to "The Shrine", covering the hours after the team gets back from Talos, seen from (a great!) Teyla's POV. It's a marvelous completion to the episode that digs deep into the emotional layer which the episode itself can't afford the luxury to show in its small 43 minutes-window on screen.

The team is perfectly in character, spot-on voices (especially John's), insightful, a writing style that paints vivid pictures - I could virtually see everything in my mind. I love this one.

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Feb. 2nd, 2016


eivac

Learning How To Fly by Paburke (PG13)

Show: SG-1/SGA/Supernatural

Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Rodney McKay, John Shepard, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan, Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
Categories: Gen, Action and Adventure, Humor, Team, Angst, Crossover
Warnings: Violence
Author on LJ: faithburke
Author's Website: Paburke at AO3 or FanFiction.net
Link: Learning How To Fly

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of the most seamless crossovers I've ever had the pleasure to read. Dean is written as an intelligant man rather than the dummy that most writers place him as. And anyone who can hold his own with Mckay deserves a standing ovation.

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sg1

annieb1955

February reccers

Our reccers for February are

eivac Crossovers

brumeier John Sheppard

patk Team
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Jan. 31st, 2016

aithusa

morena_evensong

The Absurdity Theory by Julad (PG-13 by reccer)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Humour
Characters: Rodney McKay, Radek Zelenka, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard
Pairings: McKay/Zelenka
Categories: Slash, Humour
Warnings: Sexual situations, Science on crack
Author on LJ: julad
Author's Website: Ambivulant Pleasures
Link: Absurdity Theory

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, so here I am trying to get one, last rec out while it's still January... I'm pretty sure this story is already recced here somewhere, but it's not filed under humour and it really, really should be.

This story is both hilarious and creative. Julad takes what should be an absolutely ridiculous premise and turns it into a something that isn't at all crack, and somehow manages to even be somewhat thought-provoking. Rodney and Radek get cursed (yes, cursed) by an alien race and as a result, when they try to communicate with anyone they sound like ducks and when they write anything down, the only thing anyone else can see is 'quack'. Quacking aside, the two scientists are hilarious together as they try to figure out just how the aliens did it.

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broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Where to Start Over and How to Begin" by lilyfarfalla (Teen And Up Audiences)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Richard Wolsey
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Rodney McKay/Jennifer Keller, Teyla Emmagan/Kanaan
Categories: Slash
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: lilyfarfalla
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Where to Start Over and How to Begin by lilyfarfalla

Summary by the author:

Post-Season 5, Atlantis is stuck on Earth. Teyla realizes she has to create the path to take Atlantis home. With the help of Woolsey, Ronon, John and Rodney, she’s wildly successful, but somewhere along the way, Rodney and John get a little lost.

Why This Must Be Read:

Because it's just plain fun to read about the team working together to carry out Teyla's clever and elaborate plan ("Poet Dex"!) while at the same time John is acting pissed at Rodney who doesn't even know why until John swallows a truth serum on a mission. Clever team, pining John, oblivious Rodney - that combo is always a winner with me.

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broken glass Sheppard

patk

"The 'Ratio of Burning" by stillane (NC-17)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Evan Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Elizabeth Weir, Radek Zelenka, OCs
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: Slash
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: stillane
Author's Website: stillane / fictions and the like
Link: The Ratio of Burning by stillane


Why This Must Be Read:

On a mission, something happens to Rodney to change his personality.

I love the way stillane shows the people of Atlantis, especially his team, trying to cope and adjust to this "new" Rodney. It's somewhat heartbreaking to watch how each of them does their best and can't help but feel unhappy with the "new" Rodney anyway. Stillane has each character react and deal in their own, characteristic way. That's the people we know from the show. The story has a happy end, so don't hesitate to read.

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don't say ka

sg_fignewton

There's still time to volunteer for next month!

It's the last day of January, so there's still time to volunteer to rec in February! If you're interested in reccing two (or more) of your favorite Stargate stories next month, please go to this entry and sign up.
Ronon

mific

A Sure Anchor by rhymer23 (T)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Ronon Dex (Ronon genfics)
Characters: Ronon Dex, John Sheppard
Categories: Gen
Warnings: Whump earns it the T rating (rhymer23 loves whumping Sheppard in particular)
Author on LJ: rhymer23
Author's Website: See the AO3 and rhymer23's website
Link: A Sure Anchor on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Rhymer23 has written lots of excellent genfics, so I couldn't end this month of reccing without including one. In this story Ronon and John are in dire straits on ruined Sateda, with Ronon trying to rescue a wounded and ancient-tech-whammied John. The POV alternates but is mainly Ronon's, and there's some good Ronon/Sateda backstory. Great characterization, lots of angsty action-adventure, and a nice long, gripping read all round. Recommended!

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Jan. 25th, 2016

janet next

sg_fignewton

February reccers: volunteer post

This entry will be open to volunteers through January 31st. The official list of monthly reccers will be posted on Monday.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want, choosing a category from the list below or selecting a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in the community memories, feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of February. January reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month. The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

You must be a member of stargateficrec in order to post, so if you're a new reccer, be sure to join the community.

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Remember: first come, first claimed.
Ronon

mific

Belonging by LtLJ (Teen)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Ronon Dex (Ronon-centric genfic)
Characters: Ronon Dex, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Rodney McKay, Sam Carter
Categories: Gen
Warnings: Wraith worshippers kill an OC gruesomely
Author on LJ: ltlj
Author's Website: See the AO3, or the author's own website (as Martha Wilson or Victoria Custer)
Link: Belonging

Why This Must Be Read: This is another great genfic centered around Ronon coming to terms with Atlantis being home, and coming to that realisation during a mission gone wrong when Wraith worshippers have captured John. There's a good mix of action and introspection with great Ronon and John characterisations, with the POV alternating from Ronon to John. A very satisfying read.

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Jan. 22nd, 2016

aithusa

morena_evensong

Explosions by nixa_jane (PG-13)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Humour
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagen, Aiden Ford, Elizabeth Weir
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard, Teyla/Ford
Categories: Slash, Alternate Universe, Humour, First Time, Action
Warnings: Um, kidnapping... sort of.
Author on LJ: nixa_jane
Author's Website: nixa_jane's fanfiction
Link: Explosions

Why This Must Be Read:
Author's summary: "It's like suddenly I'm in a James Bond movie. Only I'm a Bond girl and not 007."

Although I've already recced one story by nixa_jane this month, I just couldn't resist reccing a second. What can I say, this author just makes me laugh. This particular story had me from the summary. It's an AU that feature Rodney as a self-made genius billionaire and John as a bartender Rodney meets when trying to drown his sorrows over a break-up with Katie Brown. The rest of this story is a whirlwind of events that Rodney manages to sweep a bewildered and somehow charmed-despite-himself John into. Also includes a cameo appearance by the best comedy duo in several galaxies: Daniel Jackson and Jack O'Neill, appearing as police officers who seemingly learned everything they know from the Keystone Cops. This is a thoroughly enjoyable read, so go check it out!

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Jan. 20th, 2016

teamy goodness

sg_fignewton

Another Day at the Office, by Gategremlyn (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Humor
Characters: Jack O'Neill, team
Categories: gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: gategremlyn
Author's Website: Gategremlyn at AO3
Link: Another Day at the Office

Why This Must Be Read: Enjoy some unabashed teamy goofiness (that is STILL in character) with great Jack POV!

...that's all, really. :)


Yep, it was just another typical day at the office.

Jan. 19th, 2016

Ronon

mific

My Home and Native Land by Copperbadge (G)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Ronon genfic
Characters: Ronon-centric, with the usual crew in support, especially Chuck (the gateroom tech)
Categories: Gen
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: copperbadge
Author's Website: see the AO3
Link: My Home and Native Land

Why This Must Be Read: I love this fic so much - it's heartwarming and funny, and has masses of excellent Ronon POV and implied backstory. It's about him finding a new home now, many years after Sateda, and about missions and friends and belonging and competence and it's really really great.

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Jan. 15th, 2016

Ronon

mific

Satedan Justice by Sholio (G)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Ronon Dex
Characters: Ronon, Teyla, John, Rodney
Categories: Gen
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: sholio
Author's Website: see the AO3, and Sholio's own website
Link: Satedan Justice on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Recently, someone somewhere was saying there weren't enough Ronon gen fics, so I'll be finding some for this month's recs. This is teamfic, and it's Ronon-centric, taking place after he's arrested on Belkan for killing Kell. I love the worldbuilding about Satedan culture and their dispute resolution, and the teamy feels. There's some excellent snark, it's very funny in places with great characterizations, and the plot's really gripping. Highly recommended.

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Jan. 9th, 2016


eivac

Father Goose Tales by litmouse (Mature)

Show: SG-1/Buffy/Multi Crossovers

Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, Teal'c, Xander Harris (Buffy), Faith Lehane (Buffy)
Pairings: Xander/Faith, Daniel/Dawn (?)
Categories: Gen, Action and Adventure, Humor, Team, Angst, Crossover
Warnings: Violence, Very long fic
Author's Website: litmouse at fanfiction.net and TTH.org
Link: Secrets: A Father Goose Tale

Why This Must Be Read: I am torn about recommending this story because not only is this part of a series where only the third story "Secrets" is an SG1 crossover, it is also the only unfinished story in the series (holding at 22 chapters since 2008).

Unfortunately, this story may not make much sense unless you start at the beginning which is pretty daunting task considering the first story clock slightly less than 75,000 words.

Despite all the drawbacks, it is still worth checking it out. It is hilarious but the high levels of vulnerability and strength doesn't show down the fun bits.

In a nutshell, it is a long Xander/Faith-centric crossovers with Law and Order:SVU, Alias and Stargate SG-1 (plus a few oddballs like Gilmore Girls, no, I'm not kidding) work ridiculously logically and with really wonderful characterization (including an adorable gang of OC Slayers and some Watchers) and dialogue.

Even to those of us not terribly familiar with the crossover elements, this will still make you laugh, cry, introspective and then laugh again.

So don't be daunted by the length, take the leap of faith and jump in.

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Jan. 6th, 2016

aithusa

morena_evensong

Life in Little Canada by nixa_jane (R)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Humour
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Ronnon Dex, ect.
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard, Beckett/Cadman
Categories: Slash, AU, Fusion, Humour, Crack
Warnings: minor violence, abuse of Canadian stereotypes
Author on LJ: nixa_jane
Author's Website: None
Link: Life in Little Canada

Why This Must Be Read: I'm not entirely sure how to describe this story other than 'awesome' and 'hilarious'. If I were to quote my favourite parts, I'd have to copy and paste the whole story. Like with all great comedic writers, the humour is not just in what's actually happening, but also in how it's being said. And Rodney is the absolutely perfect character to narrate this story -- which is actually complete crack, but told with such a straight face it almost wants you to take it seriously. It features Rodney the Bounty Hunter, John the damned American Rodney's parents disapproved of, and the Canadian Mob (ie. Agustus Kolya, who is held in high regard because he's from Nova Scotia).

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eivac

A Square Peg in a Round Hole by MarbleGlove (PG13)

Show: SG-1/Highlander

Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Clone Jack O'Neill, Methos (Highlander)
Categories: Gen, Action and Adventure, Crossover
Warnings: Violence
Author on LJ: marbleglove
Author's Website: MarbleGlove at Fanfiction.net and AO3
Link: A Square Peg in a Round Hole

Why This Must Be Read: This is how I imagine Methos to be - Clever, irritating, ruthless, brilliant, and a master tactician, this is a man who can walk into SGC as a prisoner and a month later be running the place. Not to mention a man of 5,000 life experience would have some interesting insights on religion and its place in the SG universe. All told, the best Highlander/Stargate crossover fic I've ever read.

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Jan. 5th, 2016

fanfic fix

sg_fignewton

Five times Walter wished George was back at the SGC, by Splash the Cat (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Walter the Chevron Guy
Characters: Walter, George Hammond, Jack O'Neill
Categories: five things, gen, character study
Warnings: references to canonical post-series character death
Author on LJ: splash_the_cat
Author's Website: Splash the Cat at AO3
Link: Five times Walter wished George was back at the SGC

Why This Must Be Read: This shiny new fic is exactly what it says: five times Walter, from Season 8 and onwards, wishes George Hammond was still running the SGC - a bit of wry humor, a generous dose of angst, and Walter as the observer of events. Definitely well worth reading!


Sometime in the middle of SG-1's third mission as a trio, he poked his head into O'Neill's office. "Colonel Carter just called in their check-in, right on time. She said all's clear."

O'Neill blinked at him a moment before biting out a gruff "Thanks," but as Walter eased the door shut he didn't miss the soft sigh of relief. Back at his station, he added a note to the desk log: New task: email O'Neill when SG-1 checks in

Jan. 4th, 2016


eivac

Crumpets Aren't My Style by Marz1 (PG13)

Show: Stargate SG-1/Harry Potter

Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, Teal'c, Harry Potter
Categories: Gen, Action and Adventure, Humor, Team, Crossover
Warnings: Violence
Author's Website: Marz1 at Fanfiction.net
Link: Crumpets Aren't My Style

Why This Must Be Read: On a routine mission to London, Jack finds himself running into Harry, and gets captured along with him by the Death Eaters, who've some how gotten their hands on alien technology. It is funny, well-written, action driven and did I mention funny. The SG-1 characterizations match exactly what I remember from my Stargate-watching days, and the HP was pre HBP and therefore not canon-compatible. But it has a great resolution and plenty of plot twists I didn't see coming.

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janet next

sg_fignewton

January reccers

Our reccers for January are:

eivac: Crossover

mific: Ronon Dex

imwithrebel: John/Rodney

patk: Team

morena_evensong: Humor

I'll be around, too, making their my random recs, as will the admins as recurrent reccers.

Reccers, you all have access and can start posting at any time. Remember that you have committed yourself to reccing at least two fics over the course of January, although of course we will be happy with more. Feel free to use the copy-and-paste template from the reccer's FAQ for your convenience.

Jan. 3rd, 2016


eivac

Puddle Jumping by Calamity Jim (PG13)

Show: SG-1/SGA/Supernatural

Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Rodney McKay, John Shepard, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan, Dean Winchester (Supernatural), Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
Categories: Gen, Action and Adventure, Humor, Team, Angst, Crossover
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Warnings: Violence
Author on LJ: calamityjim
Author's Website: CalamityJim at FanFiction.net
Link: Puddle Jumping

Why This Must Be Read: Interesting take on Gabriel's solution to the apocalypse. Unfortunately, the story jumps right in with the assumption that you are familiar with the SGA, SG1 and Supernatural episodes. Despite that, the original plot, fast-moving pace and the on-point characterization had me hooked from Chapter 1.

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sam teal'c stalking fic

sg_fignewton

Last call for volunteer reccers!

We simply cannot go into 2016 with only three reccers for the month! Thanks to eivac, mific, and imwithrebel for signing up so promptly, but we need more volunteers. Help stargateficrec start the year off right by signing up to rec two of your favorites stories at this entry!

Jan. 1st, 2016

Vala fanfic

sg_fignewton

End-of-year report

Many thanks to brumeier, mific, patk, and roeskva for their December recs! We finished the year with 17 recs this past month, for a total of 250 recs in the year 2015. That puts us on a par with 2014's statistics, so YAY for Stargate fandom! And while I'm at it, thank you to my fellow admins for their quiet and steady work behind the scenes: annieb1955, danceswithgary, and thenightsfall.

Now, let's see if we can do better in 2016... :)

Reccing stories isn't difficult; all you need to do is select two of your favorite stories and check that they haven't been recced in the last five years in your chosen category. Whether you're a long-time fan who wants to introduce newcomers to old classics or an enthusiastic newbie eager to share the squee, stargateficrec wants your recs! Read the detailed FAQ for further details, and remember that your admins are happy to help if you've got any questions.

Interested in helping keep stargateficrec active? Go to this entry and sign up to start 2016 with some extra Stargate love!

(Or gen, if you prefer. We like 'em all.)

Dec. 31st, 2015

apophis new year

roeskva

Chance Meetings by Hathor_girl (PG-13)

Show: Stargate SG-1

Rec Category: Tok'ra
Pairing: Rosha|Jolinar/Martouf|Lantash, Samantha Carter|Jolinar/Martouf|Lantash
Categories: Angst, Action/Adventure, Drama, AU
Warnings: minor character death, injuries
Author's page: Hathor_girl on Symbiotica
Link: Chance Meetings

Why this must be read: This story features a very AU version of life (or death) for our friends - here there is no Stargate program, and none of the members of SG-1 has met prior to the story. Fate conspires to bring many of them together, though, when the Tok'ra decides to go after Seth, even without having met the Tau'ri. I think this is a wonderful story - it has Tok'ra learning about Earth and the Tau'ri, and it has a look at the alternate lives of Sam, Jack, and Daniel. For someone who loves AU and alternate history this is a great story!

Dec. 30th, 2015

Animated Selmak

roeskva

The Tau'ri Host by marywindsor (NC-17)

Show: Stargate SG-1

Rec Category: Tok'ra
Pairing: Minor Aldwin/Korra
Categories: Humour, Action/Adventure
Warnings: minor character death, talk of illness and death, injuries (My guess is that this is what the rating is for, though I would probably rate it PG-13). Minor sexual situations.
Author's page: marywindsor on Symbiotica
Link: The Tau'ri Host

Why this must be read: This is the story of Korra getting a new host when he crash lands on Earth. We follow him and his new host, as they get to know each other and navigate the troubles that arise since Korra's new host is an 18 year old who lives with his overprotective mother. I always find it interesting to see stories that look at Earth from the outside, as we get here with Korra. I also love hearing about how symbiote and host get to know each other, and here we also get them running away to find Stargate Command. Cute and interesting story!

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